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2 Medevacs called in for Dewdney house fire victims

Firefighter said 2 fire victims were inside house over emergency scanners

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Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin signing the agreement. Patrick Penner photo.

Historic agreement signed in Mission transfers 60 hectares of Crown land back to First Nations

Land transfer finalized between city, province, Leq’á:mel, Matsqui and Sumas First Nations

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin signing the agreement. Patrick Penner photo.
The Bee family. GoFundMe page image. The page raised over $55,000 in a single day.

1 dead, 4 in hospital following fatal weekend crash on Coquihalla Highway

Crash possibly caused by stroke, GoFundMe set up for family

The Bee family. GoFundMe page image. The page raised over $55,000 in a single day.
Ring Finder’s Chris Turner, neck deep in Rolley Lake with his underwater metal detector, searching for a lost gold wedding band last week. Screenshot from Ring Finders YouTube video.

VIDEO: Pro ring finder recovers 2 lost wedding rings from Mission lakes, re-unites with happy owners

Chris Turner recovers diamond ring at Hayward Lake, then finds gold band 4 miles away at Rolley Lake

Ring Finder’s Chris Turner, neck deep in Rolley Lake with his underwater metal detector, searching for a lost gold wedding band last week. Screenshot from Ring Finders YouTube video.
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Two patients flown to hospital following Coquihalla Highway crash

One patient transported to BC Children’s Hospital, one to Royal Columbian Hospital

Facebook photo.
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PHOTOS: Mission manager asks internet to bring in dogs for pup-loving employee, many pets follow

Dogs of all sizes, cat on a leash, even a horse visit The Source seeking pets from employee

All photos from Facebook.
A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Thunder Rugby offering free training camp in Abbotsford for Lower Mainland’s Indigenous youth

Selecting 24 youth for Rugby 7s teams, tour to New Zealand for 2022 World Cup

A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Flair Airlines to offer low-cost flight to Las Vegas from Abbotsford Airport in October

8 Canadian cities getting new flights to U.S. destinations, one-way tickets between $79 to $109

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Bob Woolsey and Dawn Parker in 2015. (Bob Friesen file photo)

Former Deroche marijuana-dispensary owner has appeal dismissed against 2015 conviction

Judge finds Mission’s Bob Woolsey, who represented himself, was given fair trial

Bob Woolsey and Dawn Parker in 2015. (Bob Friesen file photo)
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Early-morning apartment fire quickly contained in Abbotsford

Fire occurs at Waterleaf condos on Whatcom Road at around 6 a.m., residents evacuated

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Alex Green and father Brook with their junior dragster at the Mission Raceway Park's Doorwarz event last weekend. Green won his first-ever race on Saturday, and was runner up in Sunday's race. Submitted photo.

Local 6-year-old drag racer wins race at Mission Raceway Park in first-ever competition

Alex Green comes 1st in junior race on Saturday, runner-up on Sunday, gets major sponsor

Alex Green and father Brook with their junior dragster at the Mission Raceway Park's Doorwarz event last weekend. Green won his first-ever race on Saturday, and was runner up in Sunday's race. Submitted photo.
A 1958 photo of Father Falhman’s funeral procession at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery at St. Mary’s Residential School. The graves on the hill left-hand side of the photo are now covered by row of blackberry bushes. Mission Community Archives photo.

Stó:lō Nation set out plan for 3-year project to find unmarked graves at Fraser Valley residential schools

$3 million, 200 hours in archives, radar at 9 locations – starting with St. Mary’s

A 1958 photo of Father Falhman’s funeral procession at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery at St. Mary’s Residential School. The graves on the hill left-hand side of the photo are now covered by row of blackberry bushes. Mission Community Archives photo.
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

BC Conservation Officer warns campers to cut out campfires at Stave Lake in Mission

5 campfires reported from just 1 section provincial park on July 2

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Mission RCMP officers taking statements from neighbours following the crash. The driver was sent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Patrick Penner photo.

Dirt biker sent to hospital, then arrested, following suspected drunk crash in Mission

Solo crash involved 25-year-old male who refused to provide breath sample

Mission RCMP officers taking statements from neighbours following the crash. The driver was sent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Patrick Penner photo.
These black bears were spotted in Mission on May 4, climbing a backyard tree to get into some bird seed. Facebook photo.

Bear trapped by BC Conservation officers after ransacking home in Mission

Sgt. Todd Hunter warns bear was ‘very habituated’ and returned within hours

These black bears were spotted in Mission on May 4, climbing a backyard tree to get into some bird seed. Facebook photo.
Half the base of this Maple trees has been sawed off to retrieve a burl. Fabeook photo

Residents angered by chainsaw-wielding poacher cutting burls from Mission woods

Burls are a growth deformity highly sought after in woodworking for their grain complexity

Half the base of this Maple trees has been sawed off to retrieve a burl. Fabeook photo
Andre De Grasse won medals in the 100 metres (bronze), 200 metres (silver) and helped the men’s 4×100-metre relay team earn a bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee.

17 British Columbian athletes among Canada’s Tokyo 2020 athletics team

33 women and 24 men will represent the country from July 30 to Aug. 8

Andre De Grasse won medals in the 100 metres (bronze), 200 metres (silver) and helped the men’s 4×100-metre relay team earn a bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee.
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Fraser Health cancels today’s vaccine appointments at Abbotsford Ag-Rec Centre due to extreme heat

Appointments scheduled for 1 p.m. or later need re-booking, people can walk-in at other locations

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Mission teacher walks off 125 pounds in 6 months to inspire students

Myke Koe TikTok’s walk-a-thons across Lower Mainland

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Mission Raceway Park Fire & Thunder event from August, 2019. / File Photo

Mission Raceway Park cancels weekend races due to heat wave

‘We cannot ensure the safety of our staff, racers and spectators’

Mission Raceway Park Fire & Thunder event from August, 2019. / File Photo